Union territories top Indian Social Progress Index 2022 list But Jharkhand and Bihar have a long way to go. | Popgen Tech
Social Progress Index 2022: States and union territories (UTs) have been ranked into six levels. Here is what the six levels mean and which states fall under these levels:
Most of the Union territories including Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been ranked highest in the India Social Progress Index 2022 list, released on Tuesday. While Puducherry tops the chart, Jharkhand and Bihar rank lower on the list. Jammu and Kashmir made a big step up, bagging the tenth place.
The Social Progress Index 2022 report shows that India is currently ranked 110th (out of 169 countries) in the world on the Social Progress Index, scoring 60.19/100, at the fourth level of performance. The country’s total Social Progress Index score in 2022 is slightly below the global average of 65.24.
What is the Social Progress Index (SPI)?
The SPI provides a “comprehensive measure of social progress based” on social and environmental indicators that can complement gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of well-being. “The index is the first holistic tool designed to measure social progress independent of GDP,” the report said.
Who tops the 2022 Social Progress Index? Here is a list of states
The researchers used 89 indicators to evaluate each state’s progress. These indicators were included in the categories – Nutrition and Basic Medical Care, Access to Basic Knowledge, Personal Right to Water and Sanitation, Access to Information and Communication, Personal Freedom and Choice, Shelter, Health and Welfare, Access to Advanced Education, Personal Security, and Environmental Quality.
The states and union territories (UTs) have been classified into six levels. Here is what the six levels mean and which states fall under these levels:
Level 1: Very high social progress
These states and UTs performed “extremely well” in all elements such as Water and Sanitation, Shelter, Personal Safety, Personal Freedom, and Choice, thus scoring well in all dimensions of Basic Human Needs.
“States can work on strengthening the scope of their Welfare Foundations.
Out of these nine states, Chandigarh scored the highest for Shelter, while Goa emerged as a frontrunner in terms of Water and Sanitation.
Level 2: High social progress
These states and UTs achieved high scores across indicators such as Personal Safety, Water and Sanitation, Personal Rights, Personal Freedom and Choice, and Inclusiveness.
|Jammu and Kashmir||10|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||12|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||15|
Level 3: Upper Middle Social Progress
These states performed well in all dimensions of Basic Human Needs and Opportunities, with higher scores for elements such as Personal Freedom.
and Choice, Water and Sanitation, and Inclusiveness, the report said.
Level 4: Lower Middle Social Progress
These States/UTs have done “relatively well” in terms of personal freedom and choice and water and sanitation. However, they did not achieve a high level of social progress in terms of Nutrition and Basic Medical Care, Access to Information and Communication, and Access to Advanced Education.
Level 5: Low social progress
These states scored the lowest in all dimensions of Basic Human Needs and performed relatively better in all the elements of Personal Rights and Personal Freedom and Choice observed. “States can advance social progress by working through elements such as Access to Information and Communication, Nutrition and Basic Medical Care, and Access to Advanced Education,” the report said.
Level 6: Very low social progress.
These states scored relatively high in terms of Health and Well-Being, Personal Freedom and Choice, Inclusiveness, and Personal Rights. But they still must “strengthen elements of social progress such as Nutrition and Basic Medical Care, Access to Information and Communication, and Access to Advanced Education to achieve great social progress.”
Other key takeaways
> Aizawl (Mizoram) achieved the highest SPI score of 72.90 in the country, with five more Mizoram districts belonging to this tier, namely Lungei (69.80), Champhai (67.93), Serchhip (67.77), Saiha (65.79) and Can (64.84). ).
> More than 69 percent of the districts of Uttarakhand witnessed very high Social Progress, whereas 30 percent of the districts of Arunachal Pradesh fell in this category.
> Nagpur is the only district in Maharashtra which has achieved very high Social Progress
First published: IST